The Time - WWII, the place - Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schultz is coerced into organizing a gang ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Michael Elphick ...  Private Gerhard Schulz 6 episodes, 1981
Ian Richardson ...  Major Neuheim / ... 6 episodes, 1981
Cyril Shaps ...  Solly 5 episodes, 1981
Billie Whitelaw ...  Bertha Freyer 4 episodes, 1981
Terence Suffolk Terence Suffolk ...  Willy Schumacher 4 episodes, 1981
Walter Sparrow ...  Becker 4 episodes, 1981
Alla Sharova Alla Sharova ...  Violinist 4 episodes, 1981
Clive Merrison ...  Radio Announcer / ... 3 episodes, 1981
David Swift ...  Professor Bodelschwingh 2 episodes, 1981
Ken Campbell Ken Campbell ...  Krauss 2 episodes, 1981
Hugh Walters Hugh Walters ...  Bus Conductor 2 episodes, 1981
Mark Wingett ...  Walter Schmidt 2 episodes, 1981
Trevor T. Smith Trevor T. Smith ...  Captain Ohm 2 episodes, 1981
Darlene Johnson Darlene Johnson ...  Kitty 2 episodes, 1981
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The Time - WWII, the place - Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schultz is coerced into organizing a gang of unwilling volunteers. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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6 May 1981 (UK) See more »

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Salainen sotamies See more »

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(6 parts)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Philip Hinchcliffe has characterized Schulz as a German Arthur Daley. See more »

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[About the German plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes]
Major Neuheim: This could revolutionize the whole concept of war finance. It could become possible to fight a war entirely at the expense of the enemy.
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Hilarious, with a great cast!
7 February 2005 | by robert-632See all my reviews

I have fond memories of this series and wish it would be released on DVD. It was my first experience of the great Ian Richardson and the amazing Billie Whitelaw. Michael Elphick was perfect as the bungling loser of the title role, but he was effortlessly upstaged by Richardson and Whitelaw (there was a sense of powerful engines idling). And don't forget that the writer Jack Pulman also wrote the 1976 series "I, Claudius". If you liked "don't eat the figs" you'd probably enjoy this show.

Far from considering it repulsive, I would place it on my shelf next to Benigni's "Life Is Beautiful", in the category "endurance of the spirit in a dehumanizing world". Not a work of genius perhaps, but far superior to the silly "Allo! Allo!" (which I also enjoyed).


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